Abortion, the greatest destroyer of peace: Respect Life Month Day 10

In 1979, Mother Teresa was granted the Nobel Peace Prize for her work with the poorest of the poor. In her acceptance speech she boldly proclaimed that "the greatest destroyer of peace is abortion". The saint's wise words acknowledge the…

Pray outside an abortion centre: Respect Life Month Day 3

Praying outside places where abortion take place is a powerful witness and act of love. When we cast aside all fear, and stand as witnesses to the atrocity that takes place in the building, begging God for mercy, and being…

“Safe area” legislation threatens to shut down peaceful prayer vigils

A Bill which would legalize the implementation of so-called “safe areas” around selected abortion centres in New Zealand has been introduced to Parliament. The Contraception, Sterilisation, and Abortion (Safe Areas) Amendment Bill was introduced by Louisa Wall (Labour) on 28…

Saint Gianna’s Home for Mothers and Babies opens in Auckland

Saint Gianna's Home for Mothers and Babies, serving pregnant mothers who face many difficulties, has opened in Auckland. The Home provides a safe and positive home for mothers who need urgent accommodation because of their particular situation.  Often, mothers will…

Prayer and witness outside abortion centres is a concrete way to restore a culture of life

“There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear.” 1 John 4:18 Participating in prayer and witness outside abortion centres can be an extremely uncomfortable experience.  After all, you are vulnerable and open to ridicule from people…

Saving lives applies only to some as violent abortion methods approved as ‘health care’

During the much-debated lockdown in response to Covid-19, surgery classified as “elective” was postponed so that resources would be available for the anticipated influx of patients in public hospitals. But not abortion. Abortion “care” (as the proponents of this lethal…

Abortion an essential service as New Zealand locks down

Pregnant? Need help? Our Gianna's Choice pregnancy advocates are available to talk. Phone 0800 367 5433 or message 027 448 80 70. As New Zealand goes into lockdown for four weeks in order to halt the spread of Covid-19, only…

Peaceful, prayerful, effective 40 Days for Life vigil will bring hope to local communities this Lent

On February 26, the highly successful world-wide 40 Days for Life vigil returns to Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch with 40 days of prayer and fasting, peaceful vigil and community outreach.  “Vigil participants are a sign of hope for the pregnant…

40 Days for Life: Be a sign of hope and help save lives

https://youtu.be/e6MtOM6pZ5U In the coming week people from all over New Zealand will participate in the largest ever world-wide 40 Days for Life.  40 Days for Life is a worldwide simultaneous prayer vigil that takes place outside local abortion centres with…